Shea & Natalie {March 16, 2019}

Wow - this one hit me straight in the heart. At every wedding I usually have a moment where I’m practically in tears because of how much I LOVE all of the tenderness and joy that surrounds people on their wedding day. I just can’t help it! But this wedding in particular sunk me to the floor. Mostly because Natalie and I have been friends since she was in middle school, when I joined the new tiny church her family was starting. And Shea and I are kindred feelers who became fast friends right from the start. I think we all knew they were meant for each other long before they did, which has made it really fun to watch them grow together and make plans for forever. Not to mention my love for the whole entire wedding party - some of my best pals, sweetest sister, and new friends! We had a true Downtown Jackson party with the ceremony at our church, City Fellowship, and the reception around the corner at the Aneas Building. They created a beautiful charcuterie table with handmade boards by Shea’s grandfather (much of which had been greatly enjoyed by the time we got in there) along with chocolate milk and donuts, cake, coffee, and LaCroix - - what more could a human need?? No one danced harder than the kids, who showed us our age real quick by never tiring of the tunes.

I just really love every one of you all and count it such an honor and a privilege to have this job. Enjoy this little feelings fest! More to come!

Janelle & Cory

When Janelle, Cory and I met to talk about wedding details, they hardly got the word “waterfall” out of their mouth before I had already agreed that it was the best idea ever. Fast forward a few months and the time had finally arrived to wake up before light to drive through the misty mountains toward Looking Glass Falls. Watching the sun peak up over the foggy hills was a life-giving experience. We arrived at the falls, had to scurry off a few iPhone tourists with tripods (tripods for their iPhones…), so we could give Janelle and Cory a moment to see each other. It was unbelievably chilly and wet, but the wedding party fought off the cold and climbed out on the rocks and over logs - it was so much fun. I screamed OH MY GOODNESS to them at least a hundred times as Janelle’s gorgeous dress floated in the breeze in front of the falls. It was an experience to remember. After the falls we had a couple hours of downtime and Rob and I got lunch at a delicious little place in Greenville. He’s been my faithful right hand this whole wedding season and I seriously couldn’t do it without him. We arrived at the Lodge to get things rolling with details and getting ready photos, and had time to hang out with the bridal party, pick wildflowers, lay in the sun like a house cat, and hike on the trail that overlooks Table Rock. It was seriously an ideal wedding day in every way. If you have the time and space in your wedding day, make room to RELAX and hang out with the people you love. Janelle and Cory did such a great job at making the day everything they wanted it to be - they even ordered pizza for their reception because WHY NOT?? Also, let me just take a moment to appreciate whoever’s idea it was to have tiny bluebell ice creams…praises to you. Here’s a tiny glimpse into their lovely day. Thanks for having me along to climb rocks with you!

Andrew + Ariel

Andrew and Ariel are two of the most peaceful humans you could ever meet. Their wedding day effortlessly floated along, and even though it was a scorcher of a day, they were content to just know they'd be married by the end of it. The Cumberland House is a gorgeously revamped historic venue right next to downtown Jackson. Everywhere you look you see beautiful exposed brick and ivy, and a million little details to catch your eye. And don't even get me started on the white washed bridal suite. Incredible. Cumberland House owner Kathi Leatherwood, was such a gracious host, and made us all feel right at home! 

I adore shooting weddings for friends for a lot of reasons, but let's be real - - I'm just there for the dance party and Anna Witham's little bites of potato heaven (see picture below). This weekend reminded me yet again why I love what I do. Enjoy this preview of what is to come!!